Senior teams tend to be poor at self administered Facilitated meetings/away days. They need tough external psychological help. To cope in this complex and ambiguous world of ours, robust psychological challenge & thought mapping is needed to move senior teams and strategy forward with a clear line of sight. As the author of Swallows and Amazons, Arthur Ransome put it. “All of the most exciting charts and maps have places on them that are marked unexplored”. The great thinkers and adventurers teach us that it is through exploring the unknown that we will find the new. ‘Au fond de l’inconnu pour trouver du nouvea’ – Charles Baudelaire. ‘There Be Dragons’ was the old cartographers adage for the unknown places.
In this wild work place, in which we all try to thrive and survive, the fear of the unknown randomly translates into many stressful and unbalanced behaviours, often triggered by hot topics such as Brexit, national security and social media intrusion. Conventional leadership is no longer fit for purpose. Designing organisational and personal sustainability is vital. Vision, Understanding, Clarity and Agility are key.
A big leap is needed to progress. Well designed mentally tough pathways are needed, so as to escape the dysfunctional behaviour patterns that fuel disorganised thinking & strategy. My work with you on your personal and team mental maps will be crucial to open up robust and creative decisions and problem solving pathways.
At The Wild Workplace I will work with you to re-write your mental maps and create a new thinking and well-being map to help fulfil potential and make individuals and teams feel comfortable & positive in their own skin & with the way ahead.
What are Mental Maps and how do they apply to me?
Maps reduce the fear of the unknown. They help make sense of the world. They reassure us and inspire us to ask more questions. They are about exploration and by evoking stories helps draw up our life and work path. They help fill in the blank spaces in our quest for knowledge.
A map organises information in order to see our purpose in a new way. When we are off our map its either excitement of the new or lost anxiety. They provide a link up of all our constructed knowledge with our living. We all reach our borders in life and maps then help us take a leap. Maps reveal the meaning we see in things and provides a mirror to remind who we are.
At THE WILD WORK PLACE I will draw up your own/team bespoke mental map.
“The only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking. Don’t settle”.